Andrew's Story: One Boy's Journey Back From Autism

Autism

Andrew's Diet

Andrew eats a diet consisting of mostly gluten free/dairy free foods. When he goes somewhere with friends or when were out he does eat whatever he wants now. I do notice a slight change in him but its not a big deal. When he was younger we were very strict and stuck to the gluten free/dairy free foods. We buy mostly organic foods from our local Food Coop. I have found that if I do all my shopping there and watch the monthly specials, we really don't spend any more then what we would at a regular grocery store. 

Nutritional Supplements

Andrew takes several nutritional supplements everyday. 

Visit www.earthwise.myshaklee.com if you are interested in supplements or chemical free cleaning products. I do list the products Andrew takes on my Shaklee website.

Favorite Recipe

This is my favorite bread recipe. I took a gluten free recipe and substituted a few ingredients. It is a heavier bread that is loaded with protein, fiber, and omega's. I do not know the exact calories nor can I give you the nutritional value because I put my own ingredients in. When it is done it looks a little like banana bread both in color and texture. It is great for a sandwiches or with a little honey on it for a treat. 

Ingredients:

1 cup soy milk

1 cup warm water 

1 tsp. apple cider vinegar

5 TBL olive oil

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/3 c organic raw sugar or honey

1 1/4 cups brown rice flour

1 1/4 cups garbonzo bean flour

2 cups freshly ground flax seeds

3 tsp. Xanthan gum

1 1/2 tsp. sea salt

1 TBL yeast

Preheat oven to 350. 

In a large bowl combine wet ingredients and mix. Then add the dry ingredients and mix with a big spoon. Batter will be thick. 

Scrape into a bread loaf pan. I use an over sized pan. You could use two regular sized bread pans. 

Let it rise, then bake for 50 - 60 minutes. It will be dark like banana bread. Then scrape the sides and transfer it to a wire rack. 

Enjoy! If you have any questions feel free to contact me.